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Metal Covers

Throw Up Two Horns: The 14 Most Metal Covers Of Other Metal Songs

Can’t get enough of that sweet, sweet heavy metal? Well, apparently, neither can actual heavy metal artists. With the world’s most metal holiday, Halloween, just around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of the fourteen most brutally metal songs covered [...]

October 1, 2014 Features, SIMGEssentials
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Against Me! Played a Midnight Show on a School Night at Baby’s All Right

I did not get enough sleep last night, but if I could spend the rest of my life seeing Against Me! play midnight shows on Sunday nights, I would. After opening for The Gaslight Anthem and Jimmy Eat World on [...]

September 15, 2014 Live, Reviews, SIMGEssentials
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Exclusive Premiere: Icelandic Folk-Pop Rocker Hek Opens Up The Sprawl With Please Tease Me

Back in 2011, I had the good fortune of taking my senior year of college Spring Break overseas courtesy of Icelandair. Part of the in flight entertainment was a spotlight on Reykjavik artists outside of more well known artists like [...]

August 11, 2014 Exclusive Content, SIMGEssentials
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SIMGE Premiere: Austin’s Casual Strangers Tease Expansive New Album With Single “Cat’s Meow”

The main joy of doing what I do here at SIMGE is fielding submissions from bands I would have otherwise not encountered. Our inbox is flush with e-mails with local and national talent by virtue of me drunkenly passing out [...]

June 30, 2014 News, SIMGEssentials
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Pizza Fest Is Coming To Brooklyn!

  Listen up, shit divers, Whut do you do if you have a record label called King Pizza records and a dozen itchy bands that want to attack your dumb skulls with sonic courtship? You throw a fucking three day [...]

June 17, 2014 Music Festivals, News, SIMGEssentials
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SIMGE Premiere: Broken Edge Records’ Split EP – Cackhander Happy’s “Nervous” ++ Somewhat Uncommon’s “One Step At A Time”

The recently formed Central Jersey-based Broken Edge Records is currently prepping the release of a forthcoming Split EP titled Reasons Why I Left Home, which features such members of the upstart label’s roster as Bus Buddies, Dogs Corners, Somewhat Uncommon, and Cackhander [...]

October 15, 2013 News, SIMGEssentials
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SIMGE Stream: Sun Club – “Beauty Meat” / “Language Juice” Single, Playing CMJ Music Marathon

In 2012 Baltimore, MD’s Sun Club landed on SIMGE’s Top 50 Releases Of The Year list for the band’s self-titled debut LP, an acid-washed collection of Indie-Rock that takes its cues from two titans of the experimental realm in Animal Collective [...]

October 14, 2013 Features, SIMGEssentials
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SIMGE Premiere: The Battery Electric – “Dead Man’s Trunk”, Playing Stone Pony On Halloween

Asbury Park’s own Battery Electric has been on SIMGE’s radar since the no-frills Hard-Rock outfit unleashed Weaving Spiders back in June on Little Dickman Records (LDR). The 10-track debut collection punches and pulsates like so much of the music this collective draws from [...]

October 14, 2013 Asbury Music, News, SIMGEssentials
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SIMGE Premiere: Corrina, Corrina – “Sea Song”, Playing The Stone Pony On Halloween w/ The Battery Electric, Hot Blood

Not so many Mondays ago while attending a SIMGE-sponsored Happy Mondays event at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, this penman was pleasantly surprised by the evening’s opening outfit Corrina, Corrina, a burgeoning purveyor of Punk-Rock out of Red Bank, NJ [...]

October 14, 2013 Asbury Music, News, SIMGEssentials
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SIMGE Singles: London’s Beaty Heart Takes Cues From Animal Collective On “Lekka Freakout”

Peckham is a Southeastern section of London and houses what’s being billed as an Alternative-Pop collective by the name of Beaty Heart, who’s prowess for percussion driven ear worm compositions will be exhibited in full when the outfit’s debut release, Mixed [...]

October 2, 2013 News, SIMGEssentials